My one rule is to tell stories that I really like. The stories in THE ADVENTURES OF ODYSSEUS are mysterious, exciting and moving...a doorway into the big questions we spend our lives pondering. They describe one soldier's adventures and trials on his return home to his family after the brutal Trojan War. These stories were being told over three thousand years ago and they're still as relevant as ever. The Greek gods and goddesses are force-fields for the emotions that drive us all.
As a reader, I became hooked on myths because they inhabit a sort of hyper-reality, they are everyday and magical at the same time. That excited me when I was a boy... and still does.
I've seen how boys and girls respond to Odysseus and the ways it fires their imaginations, along with their parents who often read with them. Click here to learn more about Odysseus. Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a signed copy.
The Adventures of Odysseus / Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden / Barefoot Books
Price: $12.99 / ISBN: 978-1846864476 / Published: September, 2010
Ages 8 & up / Illustrated chapter book